Yes, users using Blackboard have the experience that when they are in view-mode, they have to travel to the editor, change it there and travel back to view:
In my other job at the University I had to maintain a blackboard course:
more then once I eventually reached the editor, wondering why I was going there anyway?
In Moodle (and our university local: TeLeTOP) you switch between view and edit with one mouseclick: teachers and professors of all skill-levels feel comfortable and in control of their own courses (That last thing is also very important!!)
This "change things on the spot", "organise things on the spot"
- like setup/edit activities around a topic/theme -
that is the strongest selling point of Moodle.
(If I forget al these educational preformated modules )
The complains about the boring layout, even with flashes or flowers in the menu is...
..is typical a manager comment: Teachers would look at the added value of the educational structure, not only the glossy interface